By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
June 15, 2016-Down 3-1 with six minutes left to play, Michael Spence from the West Islip Lightning of the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL) hustled in scoring his team’s second goal against the Washingtonville Golden Lions of the East Hudson Youth Soccer League (EHYSL).
“Momentum swung on Michael’s goal and we were off to the races,” commented West Islip coach Craig Miller.
West Islip’s Ryan Getfield scored the game winner in overtime to complete the 4-3 score in this Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) Boys-Under-10 Arch Capital Group Cup final played at the Peter Collins Soccer Park in Plainview on June 11. Jack Greene and Michael Krupski scored West Islip’s other goals.
Washingtonville received the Howard Rubenstein Sportsmanship Award as determined by the game officials. Now living in Kentucky, Mr. Rubenstein was seemingly involved in every facet of New York soccer for decades and is a member of the Halls of Fame of Eastern New York, the US Amateur Soccer Association and the LIJSL.
Eastern New York would like to thank our sponsor, Arch Capital Group, which writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in the United States, Bermuda, Canada and Europe, with a focus on specialty lines. Thank you, Arch Capital Group, in providing the funds to help our players keep on dreaming!
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.